Collection Home weaponry displays

Virginia Dave

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Joined
Jan 3, 2019
Location
Waynesboro, Virginia
ucvrelics does nice work on anything that he does and his displays are first rate.
I'd like to see some pics of some quality HOME displays. No store displays, no picnic table spreads, no "line 'em up on the floor and take a pic" displays. I really want to see some actual well thought out home displays, either in your man cave or home office or den. Have you dedicated a room that others can "ooh and ahh?" Show us how artistic you all are when it comes to displaying your wares! Are your muskets hung? Do you have them on stands or framed? I'd have posted this under contemporary photos, but it's all about the weapons and how you show them. Let's see it!
Still a work in progress.

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Adam1stVa

Corporal
Joined
Apr 6, 2020

Adam1stVa

Corporal
Joined
Apr 6, 2020
I'd like to see some pics of some quality HOME displays. No store displays, no picnic table spreads, no "line 'em up on the floor and take a pic" displays. I really want to see some actual well thought out home displays, either in your man cave or home office or den. Have you dedicated a room that others can "ooh and ahh?" Show us how artistic you all are when it comes to displaying your wares! Are your muskets hung? Do you have them on stands or framed? I'd have posted this under contemporary photos, but it's all about the weapons and how you show them. Let's see it!
Mine's not as extensive as these others. My primary focus is on the Pattern 1853 Enfield and all the pieces parts of that rifle musket that were recovered from battlefields. The vast majority of my collection is not displayed - don't want to "push too many buttons" at one time, if you know what I mean. LOL

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Bigred

Private
Joined
Feb 16, 2016
Location
UK
Mine's not as extensive as these others. My primary focus is on the Pattern 1853 Enfield and all the pieces parts of that rifle musket that were recovered from battlefields. The vast majority of my collection is not displayed - don't want to "push too many buttons" at one time, if you know what I mean. LOL

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love the enfield,how tight the lock plate fits the woodwork lovely craftsmanship on what was considered mass produced rifle
 

Adam1stVa

Corporal
Joined
Apr 6, 2020
Mine's not as extensive as these others. My primary focus is on the Pattern 1853 Enfield and all the pieces parts of that rifle musket that were recovered from battlefields. The vast majority of my collection is not displayed - don't want to "push too many buttons" at one time, if you know what I mean. LOL

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That spike on the second shelf up from the bottom was given to me back in the early 80s by an old collector. He said he uncovered it at the Gosport Navy Yard, where the C.S.S. Virginia was scuttled. It is bronze, hand shaped square, and 5 inches long. I consider it a real treasure for me, now the old collector, to pass on. The hammer I found at Drewry's Bluff back in the fifties. The saber scabbard tip and the bayonet section I inherited from my Dad. My point being, we are just the keepers of the larder! Hopefully, we each have someone lined up to treasure our treasures as much as we do beyond their monetary value.
 

OldSarge79

Sergeant
Joined
Jul 12, 2017
Location
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
I like the way you have paired up the Martini Henry and the P53. So many Martini Henry bayonets are being put forth for sale as for the P53. Look at the difference in the length especially.
You are so right.
Several years ago, I spotted a Martini-Henry bayonet for sale in a local antiques mall, with stalls rented by various dealers. The tag on it said, "Civil War bayonet, $65." When I told the store cashier that it was a British bayonet from the 1870's, she replied, "Well, that's in the same era." It really bothered me. That mall went out of business about a year later, hopefully before some poor tourist got schnookered.
 

Adam1stVa

Corporal
Joined
Apr 6, 2020
You are so right.
Several years ago, I spotted a Martini-Henry bayonet for sale in a local antiques mall, with stalls rented by various dealers. The tag on it said, "Civil War bayonet, $65." When I told the store cashier that it was a British bayonet from the 1870's, she replied, "Well, that's in the same era." It really bothered me. That mall went out of business about a year later, hopefully before some poor tourist got schnookered.
I know I have corrected at least 30 sellers on Ebay.
 

Package4

1st Lieutenant
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
guns on the whole fetch hi prices compared to the US,i think we pay in pounds what you would pay in dollars...it was £700
If that is an import piece to the Americas, you paid way under value, today's exchange rate is 1.27 so you gave just under $900 for a $2,500 gun.....
 
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